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. governor brown is proposing deemer cuts to social services. nbc bay area's jodi hernandez joins us from oakland this evening with the new details. good evening, jodi. >> reporter: raj, governor jerry brown delivered the gloomy budget news this morning. he says californians are going to have to brace for bigger cuts than expected and that's a direct result of living beyond our means. >> i'm upset. i'm really upset because this is affecting my family. >> reporter: that's how many people are feeling after governor jerry brown announced his plans to bridge a huge budget hole. recipients like belle could soon be losing their welfare-to-work benefits as the governor looks for ways to cut state spending. >> i'm worried about how i'm going to support my family now, how i'm going to support my 10-year-old daughter, the income, where am i going to get the income. it is going to go, where am i going to support my mom and my daughter? >> reporter: cal works is one of the many programs that will take a hit. governor jerry brown announced the budget deficit is much bigger than he predicted. back in j
. >> reporter: small business owners we talked to including steven cornell who owns browning's hardware store say they've been working for years with the city and county to streamline the process of building and/or opening a business in san francisco. >> we all have to go through the process of some sort. they're going to have to go through a lot more hoops than many businesses. so if they get fast tracked, maybe it will filter down to the rest of us, also. >> reporter: the mayor and other city officials behind the warriors, it will be hard for them not to come out on top. city officials are already creating a time line for the design, review, of the arena hoping the team can move in just in time for the 2017-2018 season. we asked the port commission about today's meeting and also generally about the process of building on the waterfront. they referred all questions to the mayor's office. the mayor's office referred us to another city office, and that staff did not call us back. live in san francisco, kimberly tere, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, kimberly. still ahead, despite burglary in o
. stewart says this year's lack of rain has turned things brown and dry extra early. making the bay area vegetation more flammable than ever. >> the point we've never seen it in 20 years of documentation. we've never seen it this low. we would take off instantaneously in a fire. >> reporter: conditions have led to an earlier start to fire season. beginning today cal fire stations across the bay area are staffed and ready to roll. >> they're geared up to basically save people's homes. life and property is our main focus. >> reporter: cal fire officials say conditions are so dangerous this year, it's crucial for homeowners to do their part. >> each homeowner has to do 150-foot clearance so it makes our job easier. it gives us a fighting chance for them. >> reporter: to add fuel to the situation, fire stations across the bay area and state have been forced to cut back. it just could add up to one of the worst fire seasons in recent history. >> i'm nervous and i'm nervous about the type of fire, how big they're going to get this year and the hack of firefighters on the fire ground and it's g
a little later, we speak to former san francisco mayor wil brown about the bridge, the celebrations and the history of the golden gate bridge. >>> there is another bridge that's getting plenty of attention this weekend as well, but for very different reasons. the dunbarton bridge is closed for seismic upgrades this weekend. the work is about one-third of the way done, caltrans says. a new steel plate is being installed across the deck, that plate should allow the it bridge to be move and be flexible during an earthquake. >> replacing the original with a new seismic joint, giving the deck an additional 18 inches of movement in a seismic event. >> officials say they'll have better idea when the bridge will open to traffic tomorrow. as of now, the plan is to have the bridge open in time for the morning commute tuesday. >>> next at 6:00, san jose police investigate the death of a 16-year-old boy this weekend. we'll have the latest on that. >>> also ahead, we'll take you out to the east bay as the family of michelle language meie one day since she disappeared. also the family of sierra l
search operation by brown played a key role in the rescue effort today. >> a little too whacky. 20 runners arrested for breaking the law in the bay to breakers race in san francisco. another eight cited for carrying open containers. an estimated 50,000 people, though, participated in the event. 28-year-old ethiopian woman was the first to cross the finish line. her time 39 minutes and 2.4 seconds. she took home 7,$3nt000 in priz money. >>> following up on a story we first reported last week, senior citizens in san jose say they feel squeezed out by budget cuts. the city eliminated the transportation program for seniors last year. many of them now use walk eers get to their local senior centers. today many of them gathered in front of san jose city hall to tell lawmakers not to lock them out of crucial services. several city councilmembers were listening. >> trying to restore the transportation to take our seniors to our senior centers so that they can have a nutritious meal and they have an opportunity to social, to interact with other seniors. >> a recent report by the xlupt group
may be nearly $17 billion. that's a billion dollars more than what governor brown estimate this had week. they estimate facebook will give the state $2 billion boost over the next couple of years. >> it depends on how many people sell, whether they're residents in the state of california can, and what the stock price is. it helps significantly, but we still have a long way to go. >> a long way to go because the state controller says it will take multiple facebooks to close the budget gap. >> it seems governor brown needs to update his knowledge of facebook. during an interview on the cbs national morning show, the governor said his state is where facebook was invented. he added not in texas, not in arizona, not in manhattan. now when the interviewer pointed out zuckerberg developed fa facebook at harvard in massachusetts, governor brown quickly responded the inventors quickly came to california where all the other innovative people are. good save by the governor. we have extensive coverage on our website at nbcbayis area.com. just search facebook. >>> well, he's the man behind the w
tomorrow. in the east bay, i'm jodi hernandez, nbc bay area news. >> now that governor jerry brown has offered his version of next year's budget, lawmakers have their turn. the department of finance and the independent legislative analyst office provided the details. they say so far so good. >> we are very close to the administration. we're still finalizing our numbers. i would be surprised if we were more than a few hundred million dollars off in each of the two years. >> now tomorrow the legislature will break off into smaller committees to discuss the details and the deadline for the budget plan is june 15th. we want to know what you think and what you would do to balance the budget by texting or calling. text one for raising taxes, two for cutting programs, three for both. we'll bring you the results later in the newscast. >>> san jose could be making payday history. at tonight's city council meeting voters could vote to make san jose the largest city to cap the number of payday storefron storefronts. the lenders with their splashy ads and dollar signs are numerous in san jose's lo
california every year. to ensure californians are prepared this time around, governor brown has declared this wildfire awareness week. kimberly tere joins us in oakland where local fire agencies teamed up with cal fire to help spread the word and the dangers of the season. kimberly? >> reporter: this is an emergency preparedness exhibit in the oakland hills, also it serves as a tribute to the victims of the fire that happened here more than 20 years ago but for many of those here during that fire, well, they don't need a reminder. every year this time they say they get anxious know fire season is coming. get ready, that's the message from firefighters. >> we're going to bring account offense in response. homeowners need to bring the defense. that means 100-foot defensible space. clear the vegetation, have your evacuation in place prior to the fire occurring so when the fire occurs you and your family can leave safely and allow firefighters to come in. >> reporter: from january through april of this year cal fire crews responded to more than 800 wildfires. that's nearly 2 1/2 times the nu
. that's what governor jerry brown said. the budget short fall is projected to be nearly double what was predicted a couple months ago. mike francis is in san francisco with more on what it means to schools and other government agencies. hello, monty. >> reporter: good evening. back in january, california was grappling with a $9 billion short fall. now the governor says that number has grown to $16 billion. the governor released his revised budget proposal on monday. it's expected to include devastating cuts to health and wellness programs. if voters approve the tax initiative in november, the revised budget will contain deeper cuts the governor did not plan on making. in this video, he explains why the budget short fall has grown by so much. >> tax receipts are coming in lower than expects. the federal government and courts blocked us from making billions in budget reductions. the result is we are facing a $16 billion hole. not the $9 billion we thought in january. >> reporter: the november ballot initiative would raise $7 billion by increasing the income tax on people who make more
here can switch his leg from walking mode to cycling mode with the click of a remote. kent brown says it's a big improvement over the prosthetic he had as a teenager which he described as a peg leg. with the new comfort comes new confidence. >> with the change in personality but not only change personality but fiphysiological change as well, patients are toned, they're going to the gym more often, and that's what we want to see. >> reporter: kent brown says it's a big improvement over the prosthetic he had as a parnlg which he described as a peg leg. with the new comfort comes new confidence. no longer looking at limitations, these amputees are taking chances and reaching new heights. in san francisco, marianne favro, nbc bay area news. >> that is remarkable to see, isn't it? >> it sure is. let's turn our attention back out to jeff ranieri, our chief meteorologist, who is now our chief wine correspondent from the livermore wine festival. >> but i didn't forget you guys. look at this. there's three glasses as my photographer pans on over. i haven't touched either one of yours either. t
of schools and even governor brown. >> very nice. >>> let's turn things over now to our chief meteorologist, jeff ranieri. there are a few sprinkles as we came into work and even right now. >> still a little lingering shower activity. we picked up a tenth of an inch to 0.2 in parts of peninsula. some major cooling from this past weekend where we did have 87 in gilroy, 82 this past weekend in redwood city all the way down to 63. some of our other cool spots, los gatos with just 58 degrees, so somewhat of a winter blast across the bay area. while the rainfall was not strong the cold air making it field a little uncomfortable for this time of the year. 60 in san mateo, 61 in san francisco and also 61 in novato. let's take you out to our eyes in the sky and that is our sky camera network. you'll see we still have a persistent onshore flow in san francisco and that will eventually lead us to some drizzle tonight at the coast but as far as the measurable rainfall goes we're pretty much done at this pointing. let's get you back to this satellite/radar picture. just a few showers we. we don't think
this week governor brown made a pitch to voters saying a yes vote on the initiative for temporary taxes in the neve election is the only way to spear schools from trigger cuts. >> and the fact is that if you vote for the initiative that i'm proposing, you will avoid millions of dollars of cuts. if that is no, there will be $5.5 billion in cuts to the schools of california, no and, ifs or b.u.s. >> can the governor bluffing? the in-depth analysis from a non-partisan source. >>> you heard a lot of people say that jerry brown is really twisting arms. is he bluffing? >> i don't think he's bluffing, but what he's doing is use the fact that both callians say they would support a tax increase for schools. most californians say they are most opposed to cutting spending for schools. >> you can hear more this sunday at 9:30 on "class action." hope you join us. >>> where is our chief meteorologist jeff ranieri? >> where is jeff ranieri? >> you know what? he's hanging out with the smart people on the peninsula and what, the annual maker fair. >> yes, yes. it's all about making out here, and that's
initiative doesn't pass at the polls. brown's initiative calls for raising the income tax on the state's most affluent residents and a sales tax hike. it's headed for the november ballot. a new poll shows 56% of voters support it. that is slightly more than a month ago. 7% say that they are still undecided. >>> tissue uburculosis will keen behind bars because he allegedly refused to take medication. ar man doe's request for release was denied. he failed to take medication on his own and is contagious. he pleaded not guilty to refuse to comply with the order. >>> still ahead at 6:00, it takes just minutes and could help you learn more about your mental health. but doctors say they are not sure. we'll explain the test. >>> i'm scott budman. a new release and question mark from facebook. a new way to take your search topics mobile. >>> and will it cut costs or increase violence. details of a controversial school proposal. >>> and good afternoon, i'm jeff ranieri in the ayrea weather center. we're tracking a storm nbstem. details in just a couple minutes. ♪ [ male announcer ] for our families..
the most vulnerable. governor brown is expected to announce such a proposal on monday. tonight those who depend on those programs are nervous. a rallies and discussions. >> reporter: well, jessica, the state budget shortfall has grown to $10 billion. that means even if the governor's tax position passes in november, more devastating cuts could be on the way. ♪ we're not going to take it anymore ♪ >> reporter: a rally at lany college this afternoon drew attention to what advocates say is a growing problem of poverty statewide among women and children. among those speaking out observing's first woman mayor jean quan. >> the city of oakland had an 8% increase in children move into poverty last year now making it one out of three children shows that the cumulative effects and the budget cuts really hurt for families. >> it's affecting disability and the elderly who are getting disability because of age. >> reporter: and even if voters approve the ballot measure, advocates for the poor say it may not be enough such as in-home support services, a program michelle of oakland depends on. she
in november by a suspected bank robber. governor jerry brown was part of the 36th annual memorial ceremony. >> along with all the rights, there are the duties and police officers quintessentially express that sense of duty and those who give their lives in the pursuit of those duties are worthy of our admiration. >> the men and women honored will have their names engraved in sacramento right across the street from the state capital. >> visiting the golden gate bridge is a new experience just in time for the span's 75th birthday a. sneak peek at what's changed. there's now a 3,500-square-foot pavilion that houses information about anything you'll ever need to know about the bridge. the roundhouse has been redesigned and there will be a guided tour that runs day and night. >> maybe we all took it for granted. it has incredible stories to tell. it's a beautiful place to stay. it can bring inspiration and memory. >> the bridge photo experience, where you take a picture in front of a green screen and they put you right on the bridge. it will be open to the public as of tomorrow. you can learnld
drunk drivers off the hook to free up jail space is not the answer. >>> governor brown's plan to give more money to state public schools is taking shape in sacramento. today he delivered petitions with 200,000 signatures to the registrar's office. the governor wants to raise the sales tax and hike income tax for those making over $250,000 a year. the $7 billion raised would then be applied to education and public safety. >>> california's taking another step back on the road of recovery. for more than a decade, the budget has been screwed up, an incredible mess, bringing down our credit rating, causing a lot of anxiety and uncertainty. >>> campaign announced today had gathered 1.5 million signatures for the initiative. polls show that californians support the governor's tax increase, but he'll have competition from a rival measure which would raise taxes on californians on a sliding scale. >>> be warned, major local bridge will be shut down on memorial day. the dumbarton bridge is getting renovated. caltrans leaders are laying out their plan for the major seismic retro fit starting at
're releasing new details tonight that may help. >> the woman had brown hair and was clothed in pajama bottoms and an old navy shirt, and she wore blue fingernail polish. >> reporter: neighbors say they can't stop thinking about the mystery woman who ended up dumped in their quiet town. >> my thoughts go out to her family and friends. i hope that they can identify her body and give her family closure. the whole neighborhood, the whole town wants that. >> reporter: police say they are checking in with law enforcement agencies across the bay area and the state to see if this case matches any missing person's report. they're asking anyone with information to contact them. reporting live in pleasanton i'm jodi hernandez, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, jodi. it turned out just to be a pellet gun but when an allege the reported robber waved it at police, they shot and killed him. that shooting happened overnight in vallejo at the intersection of sonoma and capital streets where police say officers confronted a suspect who was walking away from them. officers claimed that when they asked the man to
brown then given a delicious design? a toaster strudel. pillsbury toaster strudel. so delicious...so fun. mom, we're dying. no you're not, you're just hungry. make some totino's pizza rolls. we don't have any! front... left, totino's. [ male announcer ] well done mom! less drama, more fun! totino's pizza rolls. >>> mixed reviews for yelp. they saw a 66% jump in revenue the first quarter since going public. the company more than tripled its net losses due to supporting a larger sales staff. it's a loss of 31 cents per share, about two times as much as what analysts had expected. local tech company is expanding and that could bring hundreds of jobs to san francisco. they signed a ten-year, 170,000 square foot lease in the city. the four-year tech company allows people to rent their apartments or rooms to travelers. it has about 125 employees in san francisco but the new space will be able to house nearly 1,000 employees. as of now the company is in a much smaller building. it says it will make a move in february. >>> zillow has reportedly bought the san francisco-based company called rent
are graduation gowns. >> drastic stuff -- >> governor brown is promoting a tax hike on the november ballot. he says higher education would avoid further cuts if voters could approve it. >> more cuts means more problems for college students across the state. next on the chopping block it could be summer school which is vital for so many students. nbc bay area's marianne favro joins us from san jose city college with how the cuts are impacting the students. good evening, mayrianne. >> reporter: good evening, raj. well, to give you an idea how much things have changed, about three years ago students here could choose from about 300 different summer courses. this summer they can only choose interest 100 different classes and they say that they're frustrated because many meet specific courses in order to transfer from san jose state or another four-year university and if they can't get the summer classes, well, that's valuable time and money lost. from san francisco to south san jose, community colleges are slashing summer classes. san jose city college will offer 40% fewer courses than last summer
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